Lower Subansiri DMO arrested for alleged sexual harassment


A very unfortunate incident happened in lower subansiri District DMO office when District Medical Officer (DMO) of Lower Subansiri, Dr Moli Riba has been arrested by the district police. Dr Moli’s was arrested based on complaint lodged by a women colleague alleging him of sexual harassment at work place. She has lodged the complaint against the DMO at Ziro police station.

A case no. 63/16 U/S 376/354/342/506/511, IPC has been registered again accused. Dr Riba is currently under police custody and will be produced before the magistrate on Saturday.


According to the complaint  On  Thursday afternoon, “DMO had assigned the lady a work in the office chamber. While she was working, the alleged incident took place”.

Meanwhile several civil society organizations have condemned the incident and appealed to the authorities not to grant bail to the accused and sought stringent

punishment. Further, ASU warned of rigorous protests if the victim is not given proper justice. Some Social organisations have also.


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